The Tasman, HobartI was taking a trip around Oceania and I had never been to Tasmania, so I booked a flight (that got all messed up by being stuck in Auckland due to weather) to Hobart, the largest city. So while searching for hotels in my realm of points and status, I found The Tasman, Hobart a Luxury Collection hotel.
I had unclear expectations as I've only stayed at one Luxury Collection property before, and there isn't a lot of clarity on the Marriott site on what the brand is like other than talking about terms like heritage and history. I know, marketing people...
Anyway, first impression of this hotel is outstanding and I'm really glad I stayed here.
ArrivalI landed at Hobart International Airport which is a ways east of the city. A very simple airport (although it does have a Qantas lounge!) with actual ramps you walk down from the plane to the tarmac.
Then I just got a taxi because I wasn't messing around with rideshares or definitely not buses. Dropped off right at the entrance in a little later in the night than I usually arrive. Due to the hour, dining was closed and I would soon need to start work since I was operating on USA time zones.
Escorted to my suite (nice upgrade!) after a lovely check-in experience, I was impressed. The building was a combination of a Georgian Hospital, Victorian government printing office, and a few other styles blended into one seamless property.
The SuiteI was upgraded to what they call a junior suite, which when looking at it, I don't understand how it's only a junior; it's pretty amazing.
Virtual room tour, use your mouse or fingers to move around and see other rooms.